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WOMAN WAKES FROM FIVE YEAR COMA, ASKS FOR BOB SEGER TICKETS

4/11/2013

Back in 2011, a 79-year-old woman woke from a five-year coma and uttered nine words: "I want to go to a Bob Seger concert." Tonight (April 11th), Flint, Michigan native Evie Branan gets her wish. Ultimate Classic Rock reported that Branan and two of the healthcare workers helping her over the past two years will accompany her to tonight's Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band concert in Auburn Hills, Michigan at the Palace Of Auburn Hills. Thanks in part to her nursing home administrator Michelle Cross and the Seger management company, Punch Enterprises, Branan and her helpers will be taken to the show by limousine and following the concert, serve as Seger's guests of honor at the band's post-show dinner. Tonight's show will mark Evie Branan's fifth Seger concert.

Ann Tenbrusch, Punch Enterprises' executive assistant said, "(Her story) was definitely nothing I had heard before. I always want to try to help out with stories like that because Bob loves his fans. It's such a cool story I just wanted to help out in any way I could."

Bob Seger admits that staying near Detroit to live and raise his family proved to be among the best decisions of his life: "I don't think it was ever really a choice -- it was, like, where I lived and where I felt comfortable. By being in Detroit, I was able to keep it in perspective, and just work as much as I could, but also kind of have a life outside of it where I was grounded, and where people put me in my place."

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band tour dates (subject to change):

April 11, 13 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace Of Auburn Hills
April 16 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
April 18 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
April 23 - Reading, PA - Sovereign Center
April 25 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
April 27 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
April 30 - Norfolk, VA - Norfolk Scope Arena
May 2 - University Park, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
May 4 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
May 9 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
May 11 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place


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